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The January edition of Sword and Spirit is now available for download. In this issue, John Butz addresses “Transformation in the Traditional Martial Arts.”

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Special Offer — Intro to Yamate-ryu Aikijutsu

Starting martial arts training can be a bit intimidating — for most people it’s a matter of entering a new environment, with its own (and completely unfamiliar) language, rules, and expectations. Not to mention the expense of equipment and tuition. We get it. It was the same for all of us.

But we also believe very strongly that deciding to train in martial arts can be one of the most significant decisions you’ll ever make. The benefits and effects of proper training extend far beyond self-defense. Because we believe so strongly in what our dojo has to offer, we want to do everything we can to eliminate barriers to enrollment.

And, truth be told, we’d all have even more fun being able to share what we do with a few more people.

To that end, we’re making this offer to persons 14 years of age and older enrolling in January or February for a three-month, trial membership to train in Yamate-ryu aikijutsu: Pay for two months up-front ($250, total), and you will receive the third month and a high-quality uniform, free. This is essentially three months training for half the normal cost to start.

Regular tuition after the trial membership will be $125 per month if you choose to continue. Obviously, we hope you will continue, but you are under no obligation to do so — Itten Dojo does not use contracts.

What’s the catch? Other than the fact we hope to catch your interest and enthusiasm, and have you become part of our group, there is no catch.

For detailed information on the dojo and the art of aikijutsu, please email chief instructor Robert Wolfe, at ittendojocho@cs.com.

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Power. Elegance. Control. How could you not want to do this?
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The December 2016 edition of Sword and Spirit, the e-newsletter of Itten Dojo, has been posted. In this issue, Ms. Jenn Ziegler presents a very strong case for “Why Martial Arts are Good for Women.”

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Mr. Mamiaro shot some great photos and video at the Taikai last weekend, but this has to be my favorite — Dr. St. Angelo practicing applications of ude-osae on a larger, stronger opponent, and she nailed it. Ippon!
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Working hard on the kihon iai-gata — in this case Inyōshintai in preparation for the Taikai in November. Inyōshintai teaches transitions between seated and standing, and differing versions of the kata are practiced by a variety of ryūha.

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A frame capture from video shot on Saturday the 20th, as we continue our work on the Tachi-no-kata of the Yamate-ryū — in this case, the kata “Mawashi-hō.”
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A different view of the Yamate-ryū Ukemi-no-kata, from practice this past Saturday morning. This kata is one of the kihon (fundamentals) of the ryū, and is practiced by all juniors and seniors in the various dōjō around the country.

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In the July edition of Sword and Spirit, we learn how a student of martial arts used one key lesson from the dōjō to become a successful executive. On Saturday, July 30th, Ittō Tenshin-ryū kenjutsu senior instructor Joseph Simms will visit Itten Dōjō for a special, one-hour class demonstrating the lesson of “pick a spot that’s advantageous” within Japanese swordsmanship.

While physical participation is limited to persons training actively in Tenshin-ryū, spectators will be welcome at no charge — and no expectations. The class will start at 10:30 a.m., and we’re asking that spectators arrive at least a few minutes early. If you need information or directions to the dōjō please email ittendojocho@cs.com. Thank you!
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Martial arts are far more than collections of physical techniques. The principles, strategies, and insights can be translated to life lessons of immense value every day, outside the dōjō. To share some of these “life hacks,” we’re starting a monthly, one or two-page e-newsletter titled Sword and Spirit.

If you’ve never trained in martial arts — or even if you have absolutely no intention of ever training — you’re bound to find useful tidbits and practical information that will improve your life. (Experienced students of martial arts might discover something interesting, too!)

To subscribe, please send an email with your preferred email address to ittendojocho@cs.com or message the dōjō via Facebook or Google+ with the same information.
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